Black Country Communion are back with the first single from their first new album since 2013.

The rock supergroup featuring bassist/singer Glenn Hughes, guitarist/singer Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian, and drummer Jason Bonham have released the video for Collide, taken from their upcoming fourth studio album BCCIV.

“I had written the riff to this song in the morning of the first day of writing BCCIV,” Hughes tells us. “Joe came over and I played him the riff, and we finished the song before lunch. I had a feeling that Collide would set the pace for the record.”

And that pace, unsurprisingly, is anything but pedestrian.

“I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call,” explains Hughes, who co-wrote all 10 tracks with Bonamassa.

“We had around four months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves. All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums. However, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums.

“A lot has happened since we last recorded the Afterglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier, and bigger and bolder sound.  If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one,” he says.

Recorded at Cave Studios in Los Angeles during December 2016, like all its predecessors BCCIV was produced by Kevin Shirley, best known for his work with Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Journey, and Bonamassa.

It’s due for release on 22 September and will be supported by two exclusive concerts in Europe at Wolverhampton Civic Hall (2 January 2018) and London Hammersmith Apollo (4 January 2018).

Keep an eye out for the RockShot interview with Glenn Hughes in the week ahead of the album’s release.  

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